Search Results: "Lola Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CORE OF THE SUN by Johanna Sinisalo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Written with wit and grace—Sinisalo describes depression as 'a smooth-walled cavity, an open, echoing cave with a darkness living in it deeper than the space between the stars'—the novel maintains an impressive grasp on plot and suspense, easily luring the reader into taking its characters, politics, and striking story to heart."
Finnish author Sinisalo (The Blood of Angels, 2014, etc.) creates a dystopian near-future Finland where women are subjugated to the demands of men by a chilling system of law and eugenics, all in the name of promoting a placid, healthy, and successful society.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Rosa Liksom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An unsettling, politically charged parable about the proletariat's Soviet Union on the eve of dissolution."
Two people are stuck together on a train in a despondent land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURGE by Sofi Oksanen
by Sofi Oksanen, translated by Lola Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"A family history like many family histories—neither pretty, victimless or straightforward."
Two refugees of Estonia's Soviet occupation collide with one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD OF ANGELS by Johanna Sinisalo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"At its best, Sinisalo's novel engages in a fierce discussion of ecological choices while also imagining an unusually picturesque, Orpheus-tinged search for love beyond death."
A new novel by Finnish author Sinisalo (Birdbrain, 2011, etc.) uses harrowing ecological collapse and an idyllic parallel world to examine both the possibility of global disaster and one man's surreal, life-altering experience of grief.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT BACK LITERATURE SOCIETY by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Has some Twin Peaks moments even if it tries a little too hard. Still, read with all the lights on!"
"Secret members, stolen notebooks, pilfered writing ideas—it was all so ridiculous!" So rages Jääskeläinen's exasperated heroine, and she does have a point. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE DOVES DISAPPEARED by Sofi Oksanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2015

"Fascinating material that's marred by the lack of an angle or perspective."
The lives of three Estonians reflect their country's ordeal during and after World War II in the latest novel by this Finnish-Estonian author (Purge, 2010).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Fun, breezy entertainment with thoughtful undertones. (Fiction. YA)"
The continuing travails of 17-year-old Morgan, genuine movie star, as she tries to live like a normal teenager in the Midwest, come across with delightful zing, yet address serious subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRLS LIKE ME by Lola StVil
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories. (Verse fiction. 13-16)"
With her father dead, her friends being yanked away, and fatphobia battering her, a teen finds affection and strength with a boy she meets online. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING LARA by Lola Jaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"An earnest but often clichéd and sentimental coming-of-age story."
An adopted child turns 30 and confronts her African origins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"Despite the topic's darker subject, since the narrative is in chatty diary form, this is light, breezy and lots of fun, especially for girls with Hollywood fantasies. (Fiction. YA)"
Glamorous Morgan has been an actress all her life; in fact, she's a real movie star. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWISTED by Lola Smirnova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Many characters lack much in the way of depth, yet the story as a whole offers a revealing glimpse of a taboo way of making a living."
From debut author Smirnova comes a novel about a young Ukrainian woman's adventures in the sex trade. Read full book review >